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Athletics - 12. July 2007.

Aussies in Lausanne

 

Illness has affected the Australian duo in the past week which inturn reflected upon their performances tonight - Jamieson (4.06.90) crossing the line in sixth place with Lisa Corrigan 13th in 4.10.28.

 

Maryam Yusuf Jamal, who represents Bahrain but lives in Lausanne, was pushed by the support of her home crowd to a confidence-boosting win in 4:03.61.

“Tonight was not ideal for running and I picked up a bug during the week so I wasn’t feeling 100%,” said a croaky Jamieson who was disappointed with her race given she recorded 4:03.71 in Paris on Friday night.

 

“However my plans are on track for Osaka and I’m really happy with my training. My next race isn’t until Monaco (July 25), so I have enough time to get my health back.”

 

After being tripped in Athens last Monday and tiring on Friday night to finish 14th in 4:09.32, Corrigan has had a torrid introduction to her first major European season.

 

“I felt really good tonight until the last 200m when the lactic acid hit,” explained the 2007 national champion.

 

“This trip is all about getting experience and controlling my nerves. Paris and Athens were invaluable – I’m not used to all the elbows, punches and shoving in the packs, I’m used to being out in front!”

 

Corrigan will next grace the track in Madrid on July 21.

 

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